Doc­tor in the field

Fremantle Gazette - - NEWS -

BEA­CONS­FIELD res­i­dents are now re­ceiv­ing fort­nightly vis­its from the Freo Street Doc­tor.

The mo­bile health clinic, which pro­vides so­cial ser­vices in­clud­ing med­i­cal care and emer­gency food re­lief, will make its sec­ond visit to Davis Park this Fri­day.

It will re­turn ev­ery two weeks from 11am to 2pm and is avail­able for any­one who is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing hard­ship and is un­able to ac­cess a GP.

A spokes­woman for Imag­ined Fu­tures, a not­for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion that runs the ser­vice in part­ner

ship with Black Swan Health and Red Cross, said the ser­vice was “in­un­dated” with pa­tients at its first Bea­cons­field ses­sion.

She said the area was

made up of 97 per cent so­cial hous­ing prop­er­ties and res­i­dents had re­ported ex­pe­ri­enc­ing com­plex chal­lenges, in­clud­ing a lack of trans­port.

Black Swan Health’s Lol Hall and nurse prac­ti­tioner Con­nie Poon at Davis Park. Pic­ture: Alan McDon­ald

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